Difference between revisions of "Litany of Tarski"

From Lesswrongwiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (byline removal)
m (Wikipedia link to Alfred Tarski (correct?))
Line 7: Line 7:
 
|[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jz/the_meditation_on_curiosity/ The Meditation on Curiosity]}}
 
|[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jz/the_meditation_on_curiosity/ The Meditation on Curiosity]}}
  
The '''Litany of Tarski''' is actually a litany template that can be stated about any fact. Here's another example:
+
The '''Litany of [[Wikipedia:Alfred Tarski|Tarski]]''' is actually a litany template that can be stated about any fact. Here's another example:
  
 
:If the sky is blue
 
:If the sky is blue

Revision as of 00:04, 8 June 2011

If the box contains a diamond,
I desire to believe that the box contains a diamond;
If the box does not contain a diamond,
I desire to believe that the box does not contain a diamond;
Let me not become attached to beliefs I may not want.

The Litany of Tarski is actually a litany template that can be stated about any fact. Here's another example:

If the sky is blue
I desire to believe that the sky is blue
If the sky is not blue
I desire to believe that the sky is not blue.

Blog posts

See also